Q. For how many days should Duphaston 10mg Tablet be taken?
Take the medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. The dose and duration of treatment depends on why you are being prescribed Duphaston 10mg Tablet and your response to the treatment. You may take it with or without food, preferably at the same time of each day.
Q. What is Duphaston 10mg Tablet used for?
Duphaston 10mg Tablet is used to relieve the symptoms of endometriosis (a problem caused by growth of the womb lining outside the womb) and treat infertility due to low levels of progesterone. It also relieves painful periods, controls irregular periods (that come at the wrong time or not at all) and resolves the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Additionally, it restarts periods that have stopped before the menopause (amenorrhoea) and also helps to stop or prevent unusually heavy or long periods (often due to the start of the menopause).
Q. What are the side effects of Duphaston 10mg Tablet during pregnancy?
Duphaston 10mg Tablet may cause an increased risk of hypospadias which is a birth defect of the penis involving the urinary opening. This occurs in children whose mothers have taken certain progestogens. However, the chance of developing this increased risk is not yet certain. So far, there is no evidence that taking Duphaston 10mg Tablet during pregnancy is harmful. Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of taking Duphaston 10mg Tablet during pregnancy.
Q. Is progesterone and Duphaston 10mg Tablet same?
Duphaston 10mg Tablet is a man-made version of progesterone, the natural female sex hormone. It is used in conditions when your body does not produce enough progesterone.
Q. Is Duphaston 10mg Tablet good to prevent a miscarriage?
Duphaston 10mg Tablet is used to prevent habitual abortion (miscarriage) and possible cases of abortion that may be occurring due to lack of the hormone progesterone. If the reason behind the miscarriage is due to this deficiency, Duphaston 10mg Tablet can definitely prevent a miscarriage. However, Duphaston 10mg Tablet should never be taken without consulting a doctor. It is advised that you should follow the instructions of your doctor carefully to make sure it works best for you.
Q. Who should not take Duphaston 10mg Tablet?
You should not take Duphaston 10mg Tablet if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to it, have a tumor that is made worse by progestins (such as meningioma) or if you have irregular or unusually heavy periods with an unknown cause.
Q. What if I forget a dose?
If you forget to take today’s tablet and it is less than 12 hours late, take it as soon as you remember. Continue taking the next scheduled tablet at the normal time. But, if it is more than 12 hours since you should have taken your tablet, miss this tablet out and continue the medication as prescribed. Remember not to take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Missing a tablet may cause irregular bleeding or spotting.
Q. Does Duphaston 10mg Tablet cause breast changes?
Duphaston 10mg Tablet may cause breast pain as a side effect. However, a thorough breast examination is recommended before starting treatment with Duphaston 10mg Tablet. Also, if you notice any breast related changes, like, any lumps, change in fullness, breast heaviness, etc., talk to your doctor about it.